ERIC Number: ED222125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Report to the Thirty-Third Legislature, State of Arizona, on the Feasibility of Establishing a Branch of Arizona State University in Western Maricopa County.
Arizona Governor's Office, Phoenix.
Governor's Committee findings and recommendations regarding the need for a branch campus of Arizona State University (ASU) on the west side of Maricopa County are presented. The campus would be limited to courses in the final 2 years of the college (i.e., upper level university). To determine the feasibility of the branch campus, a demographic analysis was conducted, followed by a study of sites, curriculum, and alternatives to a branch campus. Among the recommended planning guidelines are the following: the minimum enrollment, after 5 years' operation, should be about 4,500 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students; the desirable size of such a university is 6,500 to 8,500 FTE students and a maximum of 15,000 FTEs; the branch campus should have the same degree of autonomy as the present instructional college on the main campus; and the new school should not be allowed to offer any lower division courses, except in cooperation with the Maricopa Community College system. Among the recommended principles regarding curricula are the following: the role and scope of the institution should be determined during the planning period; a needs assessment of the West Side area should be initiated once the planning team is employed; course offerings should be concentrated in those academic areas for which the greatest student demand exists; initially, degree programs should be limited to the baccalaureate level, with the possible exception of a master's degree offering in education; and thought must be given to the non-degree programs of the college. Steps in planning the college, financing, and site considerations are briefly outlined, and results of the needs assessment and letters pertaining to the proposed campus are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Governor's Office, Phoenix.
Identifiers: Arizona (Maricopa County); Arizona State University; Blue Ribbon Commissions
Note: Prepared by the Arizona State University Branch Campus Study Committee.